8 Jaw-Dropping Curve-Loving Wedding Dresses

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Buying a wedding dress is arguably the biggest and most important clothing purchase of a woman's life. No pressure, then!

If you're the kind of shopper who spends a month agonising over a simple pair of shoes (or is that just us?), then you'll need all the help you can get when it comes to finding the perfect gown for your special day.

Whether you've got your heart set on one particular style but want to have a look at other options, or you're starting from scratch with no idea what type of dress to pomp for, we've covered every stunning style perfect for gorgeous, curvy girls. So when the big day comes, all you need to worry about is how much fun you're having.
 

1. The Mermaid Dress



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The mermaid-style wedding dress is extremely popular at the moment – and for good reason. By opting for a shape which fits your curves closely, before flowing down to meet the floor, you'll draw attention to all your best bits in the most chic way imaginable.

Whether you're aiming for a sexy Spanish vibe, or an elegant, romantic look, this shape suits pretty much all figures. It's important to go for a fabric with lots of structure to give the dress shape. Our advice is try heavy lace or satin.
 

2. The Embellished Dress



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When it comes to dress details for curvy girls, it's all about eye-catching embellishment. Opting for a style with beautiful beading around the bodice, straps or even along the side of the dress draws the eye to the areas you want to focus on.

Look for a dress which boasts a ruched bodice wrapping around your waist to create a noticeably narrow middle.
 

3. The A-Line Dress



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A-line wedding gowns are perfect for those with pear-shaped silhouettes. By choosing a skirt that gradually flares into an 'A' shape at your waist, you'll be highlighting your mid-section and showing it off in the most flattering way.

The cut of this gown means the fabric will flow beautifully over your hips and thighs, especially if you opt for a material which isn't likely to cling (like satin and taffeta). We love the v-neck style for the ultimate wow factor: Just don't blame us if your groom spends so much time looking at you, he forgets his vows...
 

4. The Sweetheart Dress



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If you're lucky enough to have a larger chest, striking just the right balance between elegant and 'eye popping' on your wedding day is no easy task. When shopping for a dress, try to avoid gowns with a neckline which cuts across your chest in a straight line, as they can display rather more than you intended, and result in a number of lumps and bumps.

Chances are your hubby-to-be considers your chest just one of your many great assets, so flaunt it with a chic and sophisticated sweetheart neckline. The scooped style will display just enough skin without overdoing it, and save your great aunt from seeing the entirety of your cleavage!
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5. The Bodice Dress



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Dresses with a  structured bodice are an absolute godsend for curvy girls. Not only do they allow you to draw attention to your best areas, but they do all the hard work for the duration of your special day – leaving you to worry more about making sure your glass of bubbly is topped up and less about breathing in.

Try a style with a little extra embellishment to draw attention to all the right places.

6. The Two-Piece Dress



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Two-piece wedding dresses (okay, we're technically talking a top and skirt here, but still...) are having a bit of a 'moment'. We love the idea as, thanks to the versatile nature of a two-piece wedding gown, you have more chance of finding a shape that perfectly flatters your figure.

A flattering shape for curvy brides is a top with little sleeves in a delicate fabric such as lace, and a long, A-line skirt which flows gently to the floor. 
 

7. The Empire Line Dress



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This style is, quite frankly, the goddess of all wedding dresses for curvy brides. By selecting a look which flows out elegantly from just under the bust, you'll flatter every inch of your bridal bod without having to worry about breathing in and feeling uncomfortable – safe in the knowledge you're a total knockout.

That's not to say that the empire-line style shouldn’t be 'fitted', though. You want to make sure the fabric sits perfectly around your chest and flows out underneath to give you shape.

8. The Curve-Maker Dress



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For ladies who are more straight up and down than in and out, there are certain bridal gown styles that can cleverly create the illusion of curves – with no drastic diets or scary workouts necessary.

Look for a dress which has a curved seam cut in and add a low v-neckline for a subtle, yet sexy, look which draws the eye around your frame, creating the illusion of serious shape. 
 

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